Lacewood is usually from Australia, where it is known as
silky-oak. A similar wood from South America is known as
is a nice wood to work with, other than that sawn edges will give
you splinters. Very sharp tools are essential.
dust is mildly toxic and can cause skin irritation in some people.
Lacewood's distinctive grain and color can be reminiscent of
mahogany. It varies quite a bit, as you can see.